Latest Earth observation Stories
VANCOUVER, July 16, 2014 /CNW/ - UrtheCast Corp.
Subsidence, rockfalls and landslides threaten potentially devastating human and economic consequences across Europe – but satellites can help.
NASA’s Landsat 8 mission will continue under the control of the US Geological Survey (USGS), after a ceremony in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on Thursday officially saw the reins being handed over from one agency to the other.
NASA's Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) is scheduled to launch Feb. 11 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
NASA and the Department of the Interior's U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) presented the 2012 William T. Pecora awards for achievement in earth remote sensing to Gilberto Camara of Brazil's National Institute for Space Research and Leung Tsang of the University of Washington in Seattle.
The largest ever conference on geoscience and remote sensing comes to an end after a week of exchanging ideas, identifying research trends and discussing the latest developments in observation techniques.
The vast potential of ESA’s upcoming Sentinel-2 satellites came into focus last week at a symposium in Italy on how they will benefit current and future projects that exploit Earth observation data.
Satellites offer a frequent overview of our entire planet – covered mostly by water – and provide valuable data to monitor and understand global ocean circulation. Understanding water currents at the ocean surface is important for many applications.
Earth-observing satellites can map natural phenomena such as floods and earthquakes, track hurricanes and monitor land subsidence across the globe. This information can be valuable to insurance companies for risk and damage assessment.
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